Paula Mendoza – Earth-born anarchist and rebel – had been hired by the Committee for the Revolution for a specific purpose. Her task – to forge a truce between the Middle Planets and the Styths, a powerful race of mutants raiding piratically out of deep space and threatening Earth, Mars and Luna. Paula’s first meet with the Stythian warlord Saba was far from successful. But she had her own powers of persuasion and seemed to succeed in her objective by employing a shrewd and unexpected political gambit. But as the only Earth-born being in the artificial cities of the Gas Planets, she was Earth’s sole link with the Stythian Empire – a link that could be easily severed….